I am in a bit of a pickle. I helped my girlfriend install 15' of LPD6803 LED Strip into a lighted prop. Now the only problem is that I know next to nothing about coding for this particular chip and need to have a generic flame effect working for her by Saturday the 11th. (as a side note, I want to add a button to change the effect from fire to a rainbow type sequence but for now, just getting the fricken flame look would be a blessings from the Arduino gods). I plan to power the strip separate from the board and use an Arduino Uno to send the Data. I have tried numerous existing example programs and have downloaded all the libraries I could find and have had been unsuccessful in getting any type of reaction from the lights at all. Does anyone know what direction I should try and go with this?
Any help would be immensely appreciated. Please be mindful that my knowledge of Arduino is basic but if I have another avenue to explore or example code to use I would give it 110%!